Durban - British model Sinead Moodliar's death has been ruled as an accidental death.
According to reports, Moodliar was swept away by a freak wave on December 26 last year and is believed to have spent at least eight minutes under water before she was rescued.
Moodliar was resuscitated by local life guards at an Umhlanga beach but died in hospital the next day.
Moodliar was found floating in the surf, and lifeguards pulled her out of the water.
Netcare 911 spokesperson, Shawn Herbst, said the lifeguards started CPR.